Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering—Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 15 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Engineer Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The light vehicle industry is facing a shortage of engineering talent needed to retool for the use of electric drives as the primary source of motive power. The on-campus and online interdisciplinary graduate hybrid electric drive vehicle certificate program is designed, with support from both the US Department of Energy and the State of Michigan, to address these educational needs. Join us at the Michigan Tech Advanced Power Systems Research Center, a Michigan Tech multidisciplinary organization that fosters collaborative research efforts in the areas of clean, efficient, and sustainable power systems technologies, to advanced your knowledge of the design, calibration, and operating characteristics of electric drive and hybrid drive vehicles.

What You Need to Know

Michigan Tech has received over $2.5 million in research funding to support the development of flex-fuel hybrid technologies. The graduate certificate in hybrid electric drive vehicle engineering was designed through partnerships with Argonne National Laboratory and numerous industrial partners including AVL, General Motors, Eaton, Horiba, MathWorks, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Woodword.

The College of Engineering offers a Graduate Certificate in Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering as well as Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering degrees with an emphasis on hybrid electric drive vehicle engineering 


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree in engineering, or a degrees in mathematics or science. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.

Online Option

Accredited Courses, Convenience

Online learning at Michigan Tech provides greater flexibility and can fit around your busy schedule wherever you are. Upgrade or change your career path.

Prospective students can earn graduate certificate in Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering fully online.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 15 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Wayne Weaver

Graduate Assistant

Marlene Lappeus

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

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